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How to set up Mail Merge in Gmail for Personalized Mass Emails

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This short-ish tutorial on how to set up Gmail to send out personalized messages to a group of recipients on a list, is very useful stuff, especially if you run a small community, club or company mailing list. Or even if you suspect you’re going to need to send out a large wedding or birthday invitation email one day. I’m definitely bookmarking it for future reference. [Via]

 All your email messages will essentially have the same content but some elements will be unique (like the recipient’s name) in every copy. For instance, when you are sending a casual email to friends, you might want to have “Hi [Friends’s nickname]” as the greeting while in the case of customers, you will prefer a more formal greeting with their first names.

 How to set up Mail Merge in Gmail for Personalized Mass Emails

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


  • If you want something more advanced (complicated?), we have a script which allows you to insert user-defined fields into the text (rather than only merging in a name, you can merge in as many fields as you like), and also allows multiple attachments.

    See
    http://www.it4smallbusiness.co.uk/web-application

    The sheets and script are free to use/copy/modify.

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